Balo to start frigorific and textile containers

Balo’s General Manager, Mr Isteermis declared their determination to be the main operator of Turkey, linking all leading industries of Turkey to Europe by container.

At the introduction meeting held in Istanbul, Mr Isteermis underlined the main target of Balo as being the main operator of Turkey in container traffic to Europe. He said that Balo has a loss budget for 3 years which will provide setting up a complete well-running container traffic between all main industrial regions of Turkey and Europe.

Huseyin Isteermis, General Manager of Balo, Photo: Balo
Huseyin Isteermis, General Manager of Balo, Photo: Balo

He added that Balo will not be a logistic service provider and continue to be only a train operator providing service to forwarders and logistic service providers.

He also told that the service will soon be enriched by frigorific and textile containers and number of trains per week will reach to 5 trains within the first half of 2014.

In 2015, Balo is planning to give service with 2500 containers, 10 block trains, 4 train ferries and 2 shunting locos.

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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